A little under a year ago I reviewed the Fiddlerman strings. I was very skeptical because of the low price and the pretty big claims about the tone of the strings. I ended up being blown away by the quality of sound and rating them as neutral across the board. They were something comparable to a Dominant string at about half the price. What was different about the strings over dominant was the faster break in time and the smoother tone.
The packaging is the exact same as the previous version but you can tell the new model apart based on the silk wrapping at the tail end. The solid purple silk wrapping has been replaced by purple and while spiral. Very similar to the Eudoxa silk wrapping.
The strings settled in within a couple days and reminded me of the old line but a bit warmer. My violin has a bit of a brighter tone to it naturally and these mellowed the instrument out slightly. Once reaching the steel E string the sound does still project (As you would expect from most steel E strings) but it does not feel unbalanced at all.
Because of the richer tone I also felt as if projection was subdued. It might have been because I was coming from a more soloistic string before but I was struggling a bit to get these to project as much as I would like. These would be great if your instrument has great projection to begin with or if you are looking to play more in orchestra situation.
Once again I must say I am surprised with these strings and would recommend them, especiallly at the price point. They may not be the loudest or brightest string but for those looking for a clean neutral/warm tone without breaking the bank these might be the perfect fit.
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